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Dante Geoffrey

Pioneers eliminated from Northwest title contention  

Teagan Cordes was sprinting toward second base, thinking maybe he could leg out a triple, when he looked back at the Powell Pioneers dugout.

“What?” he asked, his arms held out in disbelief.

His teammates, unable to hold in their laughter, told him the ball cleared the fence.

One up-and-coming Powell athlete will compete at the Hershey’s Track and Field North American Finals Aug. 2 in Pennsylvania.

Incoming Powell Panther JuliaKay O’Neill will run the 800-meter race against athletes from across North America at Elizabethtown College in Elizabethtown, Pa.

That Powell High School has been the class of Class 3A (if not the state) athletics for the past few years is no secret.

How, exactly, the Panthers have managed to be so good isn’t quite as obvious, and a definitive answer may not exist.

Sport-specific workouts help build elite PHS athletes  

To build a championship team, it helps to build a championship athlete.

A lot of contributing factors elevated Powell High School’s athletics in recent years (see lead story) but the impact of its zero-hour weight-training program has been undeniable.

CODY — Tyler Corrington has been traveling from rodeo to rodeo the week of the Fourth of July, and while he still doesn’t have any time off, the Hastings, Minn., saddle bronc rider left the Buffalo Bill Cody Stampede with $8,714.

This is likely his biggest check from the week of rodeos known as “Cowboy Christmas.” He rode at Cody’s Stampede Park on the evening of the Fourth, scored 86 points on J Bar J Rodeo’s Smart Guy. He was quickly in and out of his riding gear and headed to the next one.

Four Northwest College teams and seven student-athletes were honored for their work in the classroom, the NJCAA announced Tuesday.

Both Trapper soccer teams and the NWC volleyball team were named to the NJCAA’s 2013-14 All-Academic list.

Six men’s soccer players and one women’s basketball player received academic student-athlete awards, which are given to NJCAA athletes with a grade point average of 3.6 or greater.

Four former Powell Panther football players helped the North triumph over the South 41-13 at the 2014 Shrine Bowl June 14 in Casper.

Hayden Cragoe, Anthony Lujan, Garrett Lynch and Garrett Michael spent the week of June 6-13 practicing with their new team at Natrona and Kelly Walsh high schools before the contest between Wyoming’s top senior players.

Teams don’t win three straight state titles because they take the term “offseason” literally.

While some teams might use the summer for rest, recovery and recreation, Powell High School wrestlers — back-to-back-to-back Class 3A champions — are staying close to the mat, even if it means venturing far from home.

Three Trappers qualified the short round and the Northwest College men’s team finished 24th at the College National Finals Rodeo last week in Casper.

Northwest scored 197.5 points to finish just two and a half points behind University of Wyoming (200) at CNFR, which went from June 15-21.

Powell faces both division Foes in four conference games this week 

The Powell Pioneers went 2-2 at their home tournament over the weekend but came away with a big win that won’t show up in the standings.

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